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mgrotel's Avatar mgrotel 10:16 AM 02-26-2013
Ideally, I would like this:
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/TheaterSeatStore+-+Magnolia+2-Seat+Straight+Leather+Home+Theater+Seating+with+Love+Seat/2796409.p?id=1218352572644&skuId=2796409&st=theater seat&cp=3&lp=13

but I dont really want to spend 3000$. Here are my requirements:

want a loveseat in the middle that reclines
room is 160" wide (the link above is 120" wide so would leave 20" on each side for aisles)
curved or straight, although the straight sectionals seem to be more narrow, which I need
arm rest storage

does anyone know where i can find another one about the same width for less?

i found some on ebay that were only slightly wider. interiorexpress. com has some for good prices that are curved but the center doesnt recline and the narrowest I could find was 140". Thanks for any help.

mgrotel's Avatar mgrotel 10:31 AM 02-26-2013
Or, I dont need to have the center loveseat if the center armrest would fold up or something. Thanks.
KenLerch's Avatar KenLerch 10:48 AM 02-26-2013
There are a number of options out there that should match your description. Look for space saver / narrow footprint chairs. Here are a few off the top of my head:

All of these options will have four independent recliners.

With Tray Tables and Storage:
Palliser Elite: |O|OO|O| = 119"
Albany Metro: |O|OO|O| = 112"

Without Trays or Storage
Lane 175: |O|OO|O| = 115"
RowOne Applause: |O|OO|O| = 110"
mgrotel's Avatar mgrotel 09:56 PM 02-26-2013
Thanks for the suggestions KenLerch. How does the quality of those suggestions compare to the Berkline rows? Thanks.
KenLerch's Avatar KenLerch 07:23 AM 02-27-2013
Berkline went out of business about 2 years ago, unfortunately. They had the biggest market share and the biggest line of chairs. You may find some still hanging around nowadays. They made nice chairs when they were still in business but there is no more factory warranty. Lane took over the production of several of the Berkline models like the 103 and 175 in the same factories overseas. They are now making some nice home theater chairs both domestically and abroad. Both RowOne and Albany (especially Albany's imports) are making some very nice chairs. Palliser is a step above in quality of all of them, so you will pay a little more for their chairs.
mgrotel's Avatar mgrotel 07:30 AM 02-27-2013
Thank you, very helpful. I prefer the softer seats that I sink into a little. Are there some brands that tend to be softer than others?
mgrotel's Avatar mgrotel 10:07 AM 02-27-2013
Could I make something like this work in a 160" wide room?

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KenLerch's Avatar KenLerch 10:41 AM 02-27-2013
Quote:
Thank you, very helpful. I prefer the softer seats that I sink into a little. Are there some brands that tend to be softer than others?

Here is my ranking of general softness by brand, from softest to most firm. Keep in mind that this does vary widely from model to model. For instance, the Palliser Elite is softer than many Palliser models.

Lane
RowOne
Albany
Palliser

The models above are all pretty close, but here is my take on them from softest to more firm:
Lane 175
RowOne Applause
Palliser Elite
RowOne Metro

I think you would like any of them.
Quote:
Could I make something like this work in a 160" wide room?
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Yes, all of those models will work if you have 160" wide.
mgrotel's Avatar mgrotel 10:48 AM 02-27-2013
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Originally Posted by KenLerch View Post

Here is my ranking of general softness by brand, from softest to most firm. Keep in mind that this does vary widely from model to model. For instance, the Palliser Elite is softer than many Palliser models.

Lane
RowOne
Albany
Palliser

The models above are all pretty close, but here is my take on them from softest to more firm:
Lane 175
RowOne Applause
Palliser Elite
RowOne Metro

I think you would like any of them.
Yes, all of those models will work if you have 160" wide.

Thanks, I will look into those. The 160" is the width of the room. I would need to walk around the row, either on a single side or smaller spaces on each side, since the enterance is in the rear of the room. What is the general required width recommended for an aisle to walk around a row?
mgrotel's Avatar mgrotel 11:34 AM 02-27-2013
I have attached pictures of what I have now. The new row will replace the current couch and seat. The current couch and seat will be moved to another room.

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